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RE: What would you build with a web of data?

From: Georgi Kobilarov <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 17:45:14 +0200
To: "'Aldo Bucchi'" <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
Cc: "Bernard Vatant" <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, "public-lod" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000101cad7fb$a588f5a0$f09ae0e0$@gmx.de>
Hi Aldo,

> Georgi you are mistaken. Links to resources or even simple things such as
> reusing labels are already saving me time and money when building apps for
> customers.

well, do we then really need all that sophisticated rdf data? If it comes down to reusing labels? 

> in reality I get more than labels, I get maps, relations, etc which otherwise
> would have been costly to attain.

Are you describing an application of linked open data, or just open data? 

> Also, the exploration of datasets by jumping links is a great way to attain
> insights an ideas. Intranet-wise, linkeddata is a killer app and I have hard,
> front line evidence.

Please, share your evidence...

Cheers,
Georgi


> On Apr 9, 2010, at 11:13, "Georgi Kobilarov" <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de>
> wrote:
> 
> > Hi Bernard,
> >
> > well, why did I ask people to write about their ideas for apps?
> > My observation is that there are zero real apps using linked open data
> > (i.e.
> > data from "the cloud"). Not even a single one. Null.
> > After 3 years of "linking open data"...
> >
> > There are applications that re-use identifiers, and there are
> > applications that use single, hand-picked data sources.  But let's be
> > honest, that's not "using the linked data cloud". So, why's that?
> > There must be a reason. Which part of the ecosystem sucks?
> >
> > In my opinion we won't get to solve that question if we stick to
> > "linked data will save the planet, one day". But instead, figure out
> > which apps people would want to build now, and then see why it's not
> > possible.
> > If it
> > doesn't work on the small scale of some simple app, how will linked
> > data ever save our planet?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Georgi
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Bernard Vatant [mailto:bernard.vatant@mondeca.com]
> >> Sent: Friday, April 09, 2010 12:25 PM
> >> To: Georgi Kobilarov
> >> Cc: public-lod
> >> Subject: Re: What would you build with a web of data?
> >>
> >> Hi Georgi
> >> Copying below the comment I just posted on ReadWriteWeb. Looks like a
> >> rant, but could have been worse ... I could have added that if the
> >> Web of Data is used to find out more cute cats images, well, I wonder
> >> what I do
> > on
> >> this boat.
> >> I'm amazed, not to say frightened, by the egocentrism and lack of
> >> imagination of the applications proposed so far. Will the Web of Data
> >> be
> > an
> >> effective tool for tackling our planet critical issues, or just
> >> another
> > toy for
> >> spoiled children of the Web?
> >> I would like to see the Web of Data enable people anywhere in the
> >> world to find out smart, sustainable and low-cost solutions to their
> >> local
> > development
> >> issues. What are the success (or failure) stories in e.g., farming,
> >> water
> > supply,
> >> energy, education, health etc. in environments similar to mine,
> >> anywhere
> > in
> >> the world? Something along the lines of http://www.wiserearth.org (of
> >> which data, BTW would be great to have in the Linked Data cloud).
> >> Best
> >> Bernard
> >>
> >> 2010/4/9 Georgi Kobilarov <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de> Yesterday issued
> >> a challenge on my blog for ideas for concrete linked open data
> >> applications. Because talking about concrete apps helps shaping the
> >> roadmap for the technical questions for the linked data community
> >> ahead.
> >> The
> >> real questions, not the theoretical ones...
> >>
> >> Richard MacManus of ReadWriteWeb picked up the challenge:
> >>
> http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/web_of_data_what_would_you_
> >> build.php
> >>
> >> Let's be creative about stuff we'd build with the web of data.
> >> Assume the
> >> Linked Data Web would be there already, what would build?
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Georgi
> >>
> >> --
> >> Georgi Kobilarov
> >> Uberblic Labs Berlin
> >> http://blog.georgikobilarov.com
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Bernard Vatant
> >> Senior Consultant
> >> Vocabulary & Data Engineering
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> >
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